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Events center celebrates decade


September 18, 2019

CLOVIS — For 10 years the Curry County Events Center has hosted community events big and small, whether that be graduations from local schools, horsemanship competitions or live music concerts.

To celebrate that decade, the Events Center will be holding its 10th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 5, with games, music, food and more, all free of cost.

“We’re trying to give something back to the community, but also remind people we’re here and what a great venue this can be for people,” said Lexie Myers, a member of the 10-year anniversary committee. “We’re making sure that all these activities will be free.”

The event is for all ages, with attractions including a corn hole tournament, lawn mower races, a car show, a battle of the bands, a lip-sync contest, bouncy houses and an appearance from the Fire Department’s Fire Safety House.

Sign ups for the battle of the bands have already ended, but there will be cash prizes awarded to the winners at $3,000 for first, $1,500 for second and $500 for third. Nine local and regional bands have signed up to compete spanning a variety of genres.

Water and hot dogs will be provided free of cost from 4 p.m. to whenever supplies run out. There will also be various food vendors in attendance.

The main celebration begins at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5, but the preliminary round of the tractor races begin the night before at 6 p.m. The finals for the race will be from 1-4 p.m., Oct. 5.

“We’re celebrating the last 10 years and making sure we’re set up in a positive way for the next 10,” Myers said. “We’ll showcase this venue for all the people who come out and tell everyone thank you to all Curry County residents.”

County Commissioner Robert Thornton, who heads the 10-year anniversary committee, said the celebration is meant to bring the Events Center to the attention of more people in the community, while thanking everyone for supporting it over the years.

“It’s to highlight the Event Center and all its potential uses,” Thornton said. “It’s brought in a lot of equine events, roping and things like that, and it’s an important indoor venue for things like the Pioneer Days Rodeo.”

Thornton said the biggest advantage to the Events Center has been having a place to keep events out of the weather, whether that’s a graduation ceremony or the local Home and Garden Show.

Information: contact Lexie Myers at 575-760-0558 or the Special Events Center at 575-935-7000


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